1740 · London
by Clarke, Samuel (editor). Homer
London: Johannis et Pauli Knapton, 1740. Second Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Samuel Clarke's edition of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, quartos, uniformly printed and bound in polished calf, gilt-ruled covers, more gilt to spine. . Clarke (1675 - 1729) was an English philosopher and Anglican cleric. He is considered the major British figure in philosophy between John Locke and George Berkeley. The Odyssey is dated 1740, the Iliad is second edition, dated 1754. Each volume with foldout map as frontispiece, Oddysse Vol1 with foldout map in rear, too. (6), 374 (2); 375-784, (38); (10), 344, (2); (6), 347, (16). Bookplate of Marquis of Donegall front pastedown, R.M Beverley rear pastedown, and 20thC owner ffe in first volumes of Oddyssey and Iliad. Latest owner bookplates in the second volumes. rest. All edges stained red, evidence of charred leather to foot of spine, some covers loose. As is a reference copy, otherwise re-binding as internals are quite nice, indeed. All edges stained red.
(Inventory #: 012877)